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senator harry reid is trying to arrange a vote on the debt ceiling in the senate on the floor today at 2:00 eastern time, an hour and 15 minutes from now. this is very strange. here's what harry reid said. he said, quote, senator mcconnell made a serious offer today to me with regards to the debt ceiling, a deal on the debt ceiling. i want a vote on it this afternoon. very strange but interesting, intriguing turn of the events. dennis: if you are harry reid and you run the senate and democrats controlled the senate you do not accept mcconnell republicans's proposal unless you get the outcome you want. they want the debt ceiling raised. mcconnell doesn't offer this unless he wants the death ceiling aised to remain a big uncertainty to work out a clip. cheryl: this news from one of our producers out of washington and this is just breaking right now so we will continue to follow this news out of the ec and get more details. cheryl: dennis: we will see the dow turned around on some optimism because having democrats and republicans working together at all on anything at this point seems like
. we are hearing a lot of talk from harry reid about reforming the senate filibuster rules. it might be about time for that when senators can start filibustering their own bills. >> that's what majority leader mitch mcconnell did yesterday. get this. he tried playing a trick on the democrats and wrote a bill allowing the president to raise the debt ceiling. mcconnell assumed democrats would not want to vote on that and was hoping to use that against them saying no one wanted to give the president that power. that back fired when the democratic caucus was happy to vote on the measure forcing mcconnell to say no. here is the democrats' response. >> this may be a moment in senate history when a senator made a proposal and when given an opportunity for a vote on that proposal, fillibustered his own proposal the i think we have reached a new spot in the history of the senate we have never seen before. >> the senate democrats posted that to youtube yesterday. mcconnellts reason for not voting on the bill? he said it is so important it needed a filibuster-proo
to harry reid urging a delay that the medical device industry has given little guidance. obama and speaker boehner meeting face-to-face over the fiscal cliff. they're not sayinn what they talked about as the "a team" joins us next. lou: the joining me now the "a team" special assistant to the george bush ron christie, and pulitzer prize winning journalist never an assistant to george w. bush of love and president morsi says the rescinded his powers to arrested a civilian industry? >> good news tonight. he knowledge he had to make a concession that doesn't matter in the long run. it is all about the referendum for the islamist constitution. >> he has not backed away. lou: giving the obama administration, john negroponte e giving support do you agree things are better than six months ago? >> here i have to agree they acknowledge immorality. egypt is going in a bad direction. there is nothing we could have done. >> egypt has retained with the policies it is pursuing. the decision to go to day you are the political expert , to go into michigan that frustrates the president they just sold a123
reid is right there is no quaterback? >> so harry reid gives him a bone and says hold puttine democrats on record they want to give this bump. these people are out-of-control. >>gregg: i watched the president's interview this week, i believe it was on tuesday, he said he is happy to look at ways to strengthen social security. he would be open to the idea of doing something about medicaid and medicare. this is the biggest driver, right? >> the president is indicating trial balloon, that he is willing to take on entitlements in some way. the real question to the republicans, then, and it could be signaled by speaker boehner going to the white house, will they cave operates for the wealthy and go up to 37 percent or 38 percent and allow the president to put entitlements on the board. >> anything less than 39 speaker boehner will call a victory. the republicans lost the election so they have to give in on taxes. >>gregg: 250,000 is not rich. up it to half a million. >> we still have coming in february or man unless they do a big deal, we have a new debt ceiling. >> in the middle o
the president's idea and then harry reid shocked him by agreeing to have a vote on the stunt right away. >> is there an objection? of course there shouldn't be. he is now agreeing to what the majority leader asked for. reserve the right to object. what we are talking about here is a debt ceiling grant matters of this level of controversy always require 60 votes. so i would ask my friend if he would modify his on sent agreement to set the threshold at 60. >> what we have here is a case of republican ares heren the senate not taking yes for an answer. >> just now i told everyone that we are willing to have that vote. and now the leader objects to his own idea. i guess we have a filibuster of his own bill. so i object. >> is there objection he to the original request? >> objection is heard. >> whiplash. >> whiplash. okay i've spent more time watching the floor than everyone of you out there combined and you saw two things that have never happened before. one a leader who asked for a bill and then opposed the vote to his bill saying that it should be subjected to the vote. he was fill butt
schakowsky joining us tonight. congresswoman, good to have you with us. >> thanks, ed. >> harry reid now says it's going to be awful hard to reach a deal by christmas. where is this all heading, in your opinion? >> the republicans are in total disarray. i think john boehner went to the floor today to encourage his -- or to placate his tea party people saying the real answer is in more cuts and the president has to be clear about the cuts, which as you said, and pointed out, that we have been very explicit about that. i think it's going to be very hard for us at the end of the day and the end of the day is december 31, to come up with a final deal. and i think it only gets worse for the republicans. look, they want us to cut medicare and entitlements have to be on the table. as if there is an equivalency between the richest americans paying a bit more and asking senior who make $20,000 a year to pay more. really? >> congresswoman, isn't this a time where liberals in congress have to hold the line? there's rumors going around from medicare age going from 65 to 67, there might be some benefit cu
, that's harry reid. >> you want me to do harry reid again? >> stephanie: what i was saying to john yarmuth. >> i think it will be extremely difficult to get it done before christmas. >> stephanie: they aren't going to have time to work on the programs. they need to get them, as john said the middle class tax cut done. >> nobody should trust democrats to put a dime in new revenue toward real deficit reduction. or to stop their shakedown of the taxpayers. >> of the taxpayers. >> speaking of mitch mclipless, did you see what dubious honor he won yesterday? >> stephanie: yes i'm getting to that! nobody help me! i've got this. >> just trying to produce here. >> stephanie: don't overproduce me! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: mitch mcconnell received the dubious honor of being named america's most unpopular senator! isn't that something. [ applause ] according to nau poll, 55% disapproval rating in kentucky. 37% approval rating. kentucky democratic voters express their disa desire to see ashley judd run in the p
it is presented. thank you. >> the leaders also weighed in on the talks today. harry reid said that efforts were slow to a deal. it'll be too difficult to reach a deal before christmas. >> i'm sorry. start over again. speaker boehner says he is waiting on president obama to outline spending cuts. this is kind of a strange thing for the speaker to say. president obama outlined specific cuts in his proposal to the republicans. republicans have not offered anything specific in cuts whatsoever. and nothing specific in revenue whatsoever. all generalizations. republicans want more spending cuts. tell us what you want, we say to them. we cannot read their minds. we will not make a proposal for them. they know that we are willing to make tough choices on these issues. i hope they understand by now that we will look out for the middle class first. illinois standing in the way of an agreement is republicans. -- the only thing standing in the way of an agreement is republicans. there is a lot of bluster coming from the republicans about society kremlin quickly. every day -- crumbling quickly. they are cal
security. the president and harry reid have said, uh-uh. we are not going to touch it. and we are not. here we go. our roving ambassador in where? 40 pierce, florida. hey. hard to keep up with. >> gets around. >> i got to move around. >> i have to stay in the motion. we have a president that we, the voters, i that the a lot of voters stood in line for hours. hold the line the we have been there for hours to make sure he got another. cap itlation should be nowhere in his vo capillary s? >> i like that. hold the line is a phrase that keeps coming across. >> hold the lionel. >> hold the line you held the line, standing in line. >> that's right. that's right, man, for hours. >> you ought to head up to washington, man. it's as warm here in washington, i bet, as it is in florida today. >> it is gorgeous here i need my sun tan lotion . >> work on that tan while you are down there we have had two days, 70 degrees. it's incredible. >> people walking around without a jacket. >> december in the caribbean. >> weird. so tonight, white houses correspondents, the fi
the programs on the table as harry reid said some time ago. my criticism is not that the president is not willing to compromise. i think the president is willing to compromise. my point today is i do not want us to continue to see this as left-right. we need to see this as we the people holding these officials accountable to reach a compromise because there is too much debt is at stake. you should be incensed that congress recessed early yesterday to go home in the middle of this crisis. that to me is an outrage. what does that say how seriously they take in this cliff will face on december 31? it will have an enormous impact. we should hold the members of congress -- we should do our homework and become educated so we can bring about the accountability that seems to be missing from this debate. host: this is drake on twitter. this is big guns. host: and h. robert asks -- host: back to the column by karl rove in while "the wall street journal." guest: speaker boehner is a very decent guy. he believes in compromise. he is reasonable. we tried to make republicans into a character as
is in a tough position. harry reid, he has some people who loves his job. he would like to be along with the progressives. i look at this and i worry because in the camp that believes going over the cliff -- the united states will enter a new recession. i do not see the basic associations on the house and senate side that would write the legislation and pass it. host: so far the markets of not reacted. does that hurt the pressure of a congress often feels? guest: no doubt about it. yes, i agree with it, this could be terrible economic consequences, but it is not immediate. we talked about a fiscal slope now. host: i have thought a lot about this. we have seen what happens again to of these circumstances. there was a very sharp drop of confidence with economic consequences. if you look at the data that came out earlier this week, november, december, consumer confidence plunges. markets are expecting things to get done. oppressing a denture a deal. leadership is an able to comfort a deal, we will see market volatility. you cannot go back. i worry a lot about it as well. guest: 9 have
like wisconsin but worse. in a statement this morning senate majority leader harry reid calls the michigan anti-worker legislation a dangerous nationwide trend by republican-led state legislatures to attacking and collective bargaining. >>> a new poll out today on immigration shows that a majority of american voters support citizenship for undocumented immigrants. 62% support a path -- a proposal that lays out a multiyear process. according to the politico gw university battleground survey. the results are similar to those from an abc news "washington post" survey taken right after the election last month. cnn suggesting the president may turn his attention to immigration after he is done dealing with the fiscal cliff. an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants are currently living in the u.s. we're back after the break. stay with us. (vo) this friday current tv presents a special event. >> nobody knows disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy, i booked the strongest,
cuts in entitlement programs. it's not clear democrats would be on board. senator harry reid in the senate has said social security should not be part of this. so has nancy pelosi, the democratic leader in the house. host: does the cola change depending on where you live in the country? guest: it is across the board for everyone. it is a percentage. it depends on how big your benefits are every year. you cited average numbers of about $1,200 a month for a retired worker. a lot of people get more and some get less. the dollar amount for your increase would change depending on that, but the percentage increase is the same a matter where you live in the country. host: we are talking about social security and how would factors into the so called "fiscal cliff." if you would like to join the conversation, here are the numbers to call -- we will get to the calls in a moment. we will hear what they think about social security being on the table. do you get the sense we will talk about this a lot in the next couple weeks or will this discussion, a lot more next year? guest: it's not
each and every year and it sits on harry reid's desk. and he does not take it up. and we have passed this budget. and i commend congressman ryan, who leads our budget committee. we think we have to bring out-of-control spending under control. you have to restore economic freedom and ensure a level playing field for everybody. by putting an end to special interest favoritism and corporate welfare. we feel like that this administration's policies are driving up the gasoline at the pump and we need to be promoting an all of the above strategy on american energy production to help lower costs to create jobs to reduce dependence on foreign oil, to strengthen our health care and our retirement security by taking power away, away from government bureaucrats and empowering patients and letting patients and doctors make the decisions that are important to them. now, as i said a moment earlier, so many times people have said, how in the world did we get here? as i said decades, decades in the making and then we went through the budget control exercise the year before last. in august, we had a
years as senate majority leader. in the same span of time, harry reid has faced 386. for most of our history, the filibuster was used very sparingly, but in recent years, what was rare has become routine. the exception has become the norm. everything is filibustered. every procedural step of the way, with paralyzing effect. the senate was meant to cool the process, not send it into a deep freeze. still, the democratic majority came into the upper chamber in 2007. the senates of the 110th, 111th, and the current 112th congress have witnessed the three highest total -- totals of filibusters ever recorded. a recent report found the current senate has passed a record low 2.8% of bills introduced. that is 66% decrease from the last republican majority in 2005 and 2006 and a 90% decrease from the high in 1955-1956. so the republicans argue in 2005 an exercise of the constitutional option under the current circumstances would be an act of restoration. an act of restoration. i cannot improve on that statement. we must return the senate to a time when every procedural step was not filibustere
people embraced. unfortunately harry reid didn't embrace it and tabled it in the united states senate and then we moved on from there. i argue it was a highlight. we needed to cap spending. we needed to cut spending in the first year. cap it. start the process that everybody else has to function in, a balanced budget requirement added to the constitution. it would help address our fiscal concerns but more importantly be one of those that would help us get to economic growth. i'll be -- the one thing we need. george will spoke to a group of us. he had a great line. r.s.c. meeting. steve and i were there. when you have 1% growth it feels 1% economic growth it feels like a zero sum game. when you have 5% growth it's boundless opportunity. and that's what we got to get back to this message of what can we do to give opportunity to american families, to american young people, to americans in general. and cut, cap and balance was part of it. getting back to the kind of policies to promote economic growth. and that optimism and that specialness that reagan talked about that is i think where w
will be onboard with that. i think senator harry reid, the majority leader in the senate, has said that social security should not be a part of this. so has nancy pelosi, the democratic leader in the house. host: the cost of living adjustment in social security, does that change depending on where you live in the country? if you live in a more or less expensive area? or is it across the board for everyone? guest: it's across the board for everyone so it's a percent. it depends on how big your benefits are each year. you cited some average numbers of about $1,200 a month for a retired worker. a lot of people get more. some people get less. so the dollar amount for your increase would change depending on that. but, no, the percentage increase is the same no matter where you live in the country. host: reporter for the associated press. we're talking about social security and how it factors into the so-called fiscal cliff. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> waiting for the u.s. house to gavel back in momentarily for a
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